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COPS
Brought to you by the PoliceGrantsHelp Team
COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
In Brief
So what is COPS CHP?
• CHP is offered by the COPS Office
• CHP has $134.5 million available this
year for departments nati...
Who can apply?
For this program:
Local, state, and tribal law enforcement
agencies that have a primary law
enforcement aut...
What does it fund?
Approved full-time, entry level salaries and
fringe benefits for newly hired or re-hired sworn
career l...
What is the application process?
This grant is a two-part application process:
Part I: Completing an SF-424 in grants.gov
...
Part I: Completing the SF-424
1. See if your local government is registered in
www.Grants.gov
• If registered, create a pr...
Part II: Completing the COPS Online Application
After completing Part I, you will receive an email
confirmation with instr...
Application Submission Deadline:
June 19th, 2015 at 7:59 EDT
Anticipated Award Date:
No later than September 30th, 2015
Wh...
9 Rules to Follow when
Applying
Rule #1: Know your DUNS Number & EIN
• The application requires the DUNS &
EIN numbers
• These should match your governing...
Rule #2: Maintain an Active SAM Registration
Your SAM registration status must
be active:
• When you apply
• When you are ...
Rule #3: Register on Grants.gov
Make sure that you are registered on
Grant..gov and have a DUNS Number with
a valid SAM re...
Rule #4: Register or Update Your COPS
Portal Account
Make sure that you are registered or renewed your
COPS Account
To log...
Rule #5: Know your Facts
Ask questions like:
• What is your agency’s
community policing
strategy?
• Can you provide crime ...
Rule #6: Know your Budget
• You will need to provide:
• Total annual operating budget for
the current fiscal year
• Curren...
Rule #7: Know your Needs
• How many entry-level law enforcement
officers do you really need?
• Are you having difficulty r...
Rule #8: Understand how your
Application will be Judged
The review process consists of:
• Peer review – by the COPS Office...
Rule #9: Plan Accordingly
• Narratives are important BUT your Narratives will
only be read if your application passes tech...
Still have questions?
We can help!
(Because this stuff is hard!)
To work with the best of the best
Our Grant Writers:
• Ha...
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COPS CHP

  1. 1. COPS Brought to you by the PoliceGrantsHelp Team COPS Hiring Program (CHP) In Brief
  2. 2. So what is COPS CHP? • CHP is offered by the COPS Office • CHP has $134.5 million available this year for departments nationwide! COPS CHP– COPS Hiring Program The goal of the CHP is to assist law enforcement agencies hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. (We’re so glad you asked!) A penny for your thoughts, $134.5million for your dreams!
  3. 3. Who can apply? For this program: Local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have a primary law enforcement authority
  4. 4. What does it fund? Approved full-time, entry level salaries and fringe benefits for newly hired or re-hired sworn career law enforcement officers Maximum award is $125,000 to be spent over 3 years NOTE: 25% minimum local cash match required
  5. 5. What is the application process? This grant is a two-part application process: Part I: Completing an SF-424 in grants.gov Part II: Completing the CHP application through the COPS Office Portal
  6. 6. Part I: Completing the SF-424 1. See if your local government is registered in www.Grants.gov • If registered, create a profile and request to become an AOR • If not registered, work with the finance office to create a Grants.gov account 2. Submit the SF-424 via Grants.gov Remember: • The SF-424 requires a complete project budget- so prepare them early • Also, the CHP Application will not be available in your COPS Portal until you have submitted the SF-424
  7. 7. Part II: Completing the COPS Online Application After completing Part I, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to complete your COPS Online Application You should create an account in the COPS Portal prior to submitting the SF-424 Login to your COPS Account and complete the CHP Application
  8. 8. Application Submission Deadline: June 19th, 2015 at 7:59 EDT Anticipated Award Date: No later than September 30th, 2015 What are key dates and times?
  9. 9. 9 Rules to Follow when Applying
  10. 10. Rule #1: Know your DUNS Number & EIN • The application requires the DUNS & EIN numbers • These should match your governing body – if you are not sure what to use, contact your finance office for help Your DUNS number will look something like this Your EIN will looks something like this
  11. 11. Rule #2: Maintain an Active SAM Registration Your SAM registration status must be active: • When you apply • When you are awarded • Throughout the duration of your federal award Registration can take up to 2 weeks (Let’s get started now!)
  12. 12. Rule #3: Register on Grants.gov Make sure that you are registered on Grant..gov and have a DUNS Number with a valid SAM registration to complete your SF-424. REMEMBER: The earlier you complete your SF-424, the earlier you can submit your full application For technical assistance, contact the Grants,gov Help Center Call:800-518-4726 Email: support@grants.gov
  13. 13. Rule #4: Register or Update Your COPS Portal Account Make sure that you are registered or renewed your COPS Account To login go to: Cops Account Access NOTE: This must be done prior to submitting the SF-424 in Grants.gov If you need help contact the COPS Office Response Center Call: 800-421-6770 Email: AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov
  14. 14. Rule #5: Know your Facts Ask questions like: • What is your agency’s community policing strategy? • Can you provide crime statistics from the last 3 years? • What percentage of employees in your jurisdiction has been reduced through layoffs?
  15. 15. Rule #6: Know your Budget • You will need to provide: • Total annual operating budget for the current fiscal year • Current salary and benefit costs for entry-level officers • Explanation of how the city’s actual income and expense compare to the department’s budget If you’re still using one of these to do math, click for help
  16. 16. Rule #7: Know your Needs • How many entry-level law enforcement officers do you really need? • Are you having difficulty retaining members due to a lack of incentives and/or benefits?
  17. 17. Rule #8: Understand how your Application will be Judged The review process consists of: • Peer review – by the COPS Office Staff • Financial Review • Budget Review Need help with your grant application? Click Here!
  18. 18. Rule #9: Plan Accordingly • Narratives are important BUT your Narratives will only be read if your application passes technical review • The moral of the story: There is no room for error.
  19. 19. Still have questions? We can help! (Because this stuff is hard!) To work with the best of the best Our Grant Writers: • Have a combined 30+ years of grant writing experience • Are all active members of the police community! • Helped fund more than $53 million in grant awards! • Have a success rate of 60% higher than the national average! Use code: COPS20 for 20% off grant writing and get started today!

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